Via Kotaku: "Kotaku has learned that, earlier today, Sony informed developers of a new feature for the PlayStation 3: the ability to save games in the "cloud"."
Hell. Yes. PS+ is so worth it. Games, discounts, exclusive access to betas and demos, and now cloud gave save storage. Now that's a service that actually gives you something.
Agreed. PlayStation Plus keeps paying for itself. This sounds amazing. Well, actually.. It payed for itself a while back. Everything from the 2nd month onward is a bonus for me. I'm a really happy PS+ member.
Not yet PS+ member, I hope this includes all the locked saves. And that what Im lookinf for before signing for +, I want features not discounts , good move Sony
The article says that it does include copy protected games, but goes on to say that devs can opt out of cloud saving Like I said before, my 60gb is long in the tooth. So I just bought a slim mainly to transfer over my copy protected saves like Demons' Souls that I already put hundreds of hours into. It would be crazy to let devs opt out of this feature, if this is true I really can't think of an acceptable scenario in which a dev should refuse to let their game be saved with this service If anyone knows a reason, please share because my feeble mind can't come up with one
JoySticks: You bought a Slim because of the HFF space? Why didn't you just get a 320GB HDD for 50$ and put it in your first PS3? It doesn't break the warranty.
He bought a new Slim to transfer his saves in case his old 60GB dies on him. Get it now? :)
What Shikoro said. Unfortunately, there are some game saves that are copy protected and cannot be transfered to memory cards The only way to save them from being lost before your older system dies, is to use the transfer data utility to move all data including copy protected saves to a newer system This may change though, if what this article says is true.
That image... PSN is heaven
"It's a bird!" "It's a plane!" "No, it's Playstation, man!" Saving the world of games in the cloud. Wada of Square Enix: "With saving in the Cloud, gamers can finally save Aries from Sephiroth, in the sky." Gamers: "That doesn't even make any sense..."
Yeah, paying for discounts is AWESOME.
Good thing it's not just discounts Ravenor, as the story clearly states. Go back to paying for the privilege of playing with buds and leave the next-gen stuff to Sony.
To the cloud! Wait a minute....
@actionbastarrd If only I paid for XBL, then your comment would have stung. You like the idea of having to pay to get into beta's and the privilege to play a demo? Worse enough that a lot of games don't launch with a demo, but PAYING? Ridiculous, what you people are willing to pay for, it's absolutely ridiculous. As others have stated, Steam has had Steam Cloud for ages and most major free Email providers give you loads of space for images and other things all for free. This isn't new, and it's certainly not worth paying money for.
@Ravenor: Cosco has been doing it forever and seems to work. People like to pay for what they feel is value to them. In PS+ case it's exclusive access to betas, early access to demos, game trials, etc.. Maybe some people think that that's stupid to pay for, just like paying a store to give you discounts on products, but they find merit in it so... what are you going to do about it? Oh I know, degrade people for it. Yeah, that'll change their minds for sure.
Does it include copy-protected save files? Because I can't back up all of mah gaem savez :(
pretty sure it does.
i know this is heretic talk here... but if you jailbreak your system then you can copy your saves.
@duplissi- Not even...u can go the even simpler route and just backup your game saves on a $10 usb stick or memory stick pro duo. Don't get me wrong, this is a cool feature for PS Plus users, but it ain't gunna convert me. Until Sony creates an "all you can eat" subscription service for movies and tv shows..they won't be getting a yearly fee from me.
I think duplissi meant you can break the copy protected saves, that can't be saved to usb... Cloud isn't something I'd want tied up in a subscription service anyway, what if I stop paying? There goes all my saves...
If it does then I'll subscribe to PS +
YES. PS+ Master Race
loving the auto update/downloade thing that comes with psplus. havent downloaded a patch in ages.. the ps3 does it for me, when i sleep :)
Man, get this done now! I want my saves always saved in a cloud. PS3 crashes? Whatever, I've got all the saves I need stored off the PS3 and quickly rotate in another.
Sounds cool, but wouldn't that mean you'd have to be online to access your saves? I would be worried that I wouldn't be able to play my games if I couldn't get a connection for whatever reason. Edit:Now that I think about it, I suppose I do have tons of saves for games I haven't played in a while, so I can see it being really useful for files you aren't using but don't wanna get rid of.
Yeah... but on PC STEAM which gives awesome demos, discounts, and what not... Cloud is free.
yup but console gamers dont seem to mind being nickle and dimed by their favourite manufacturer for some reason.
This always comes to mind when I see people praising PS+. Not all good things HAVE to cost money. Discounts aren't worth a subscription, and 95% of the free stuff I'm not interested in playing. I have a PS1 for PS1 games, I don't need them on the hard drive too.
Get this, its optional...... and its a great option, its not a needed aspect like steams cloud because almost everyone has more than one pc. It should have been supported by all steam games from day 1 imo.
@Action Bastard Yeah man, it does the same things as steam, except steam is free... For the price of PSN+ you could buy a few games a year which you get to keep.. Steam has matchmaking services, achievements, game store, media viewing and trailer downloads etc, free demo's, beta's, DLC support, cloud storage, and anti cheat. People need to stop praising and paying for features that have been free on PC for years.
what kind of pointless feature is this? saving games into a server on the internet? 1. You can backup your files using extrenal hhh 2. You can backup your files using a large USB thumbstick depending on what they mean by games? Gamesaves ? LOOOL they so small and take no space at all. Full PSN games? Can be saved onto the above. This is pointless , the space provided in nowaydays PS3 is enough. For everything as installs and such. I have 180GB. Thats why more then enough. Give us stuff like party chat cross game invite real features. Oh what happens when server goes down? server gets hacked lol
oh it is for saves haha ridiculous and also for PSN+ members only haha who would buy that garbage just for that.
Newer ps3 games already use a unified invite system. And i believe that if you are in a text chat lobby these invites will go out to everyone in the lobby, so in a sense the ps3 already have a party system. Just lacks the voice part:(
"Hell. Yes. PS+ is so worth it. Games, discounts, exclusive access to betas and demos, and now cloud gave save storage. Now that's a service that actually gives you something." You get all those, for free, on Steam.
you shouldnt have to pay money for those features Action. those are features you should get for buying Sony's hardware. along with Xbox Live should be free. anyone who pays for that is insase.
Worth it? This is what Steam has been giving for years, totally free.
Right.... on PCs. And we are getting Steam too!!!! SO if you aren't PS+ you're still good.
This is PURE WIN!! I guess PSN has finally ecliPS3d the competition. (see what I did there???)
interesting. Save a bit o space It seems. PSplus only PFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFTTTTTT TTTTTTT
Well i wouldn't expect something like this to be free, i have tons of game saves on MY PS3. And with so many other users who do to, this has to be costly for them to maintain that many saves. Another reason why people should go for Plus. I'm hoping this eventually evolves into more then just gamesaves over time. Maybe next generation or so. The way i see it, PS3 is a testing ground for PSN for next generation console.
I bet all your game saves would take up less space than a demo download like ME2 or Bulletstorm.
steam does this for free....
Not on every game though, right?
@Neo Nugget: Lol nah he's right Steam does do it for free for every single game. xD Keeps track of your exact saves for every game, your play time, last time played, etc. But it's still definitely awesome. In all seriousness it SHOULD be free. I mean, 100 game saves most likely would not take up more space than 20 pictures or so, and yet photobucket remains free. And then yeah Steam cloud saves are free. Even Microsoft has cloud storage on hotmail where you can upload up to 25 gigabytes of files for free. It's called Skydrive. Pretty sure Google has it as well. But whatever. I already have plus, and i fully intend on using this since i constantly travel to people's houses and need to repeatedly transfer saves from ps3 to memory stick to other ps3 to memory stick back to my ps3. Super annoying haha
@Darkfocus, PS+ isn't charging just for the cloud save feature. The feature is part of the many benefits PS+ offers.
it's not free if it's part of a service your paying for...they should just give it to all ps3 owners game saves are ridiculously small anyway...
title a bit misleading anyway Bout dam time Now i have something to look forward to in a FW update. However i am under the impression that it has to be activated by the developers first "Sony informed developers of a new feature for the PlayStation 3: the ability to save games in the "cloud"." idk maybe its just letting them know, which means that they might enforce more locked Gamesaves (not good for people offline). Either way, this is really good news. A feature thats been requested for some time now. Cloud Storage>>>>> Cross Game Chat Still would be nice to add later on in the year. I'm hoping we see some of those NGP Apps make it to PS3.
my question is what if you're a PSN+ user and have saved games on their servers and then you decide to cancel PSN+? do you lose all of your saves??
No, I'm pretty sure if that is what happens, then it is a wrong move by Sony. I think that your saves will stay in the cloud, but something tells me that if you want the back, you have to re-subscribe your PSN+ account.
"Cloud Storage>>>>> Cross Game Chat" not even close. party chat is great. i dont know why ps3 kids hate on it so much??? i could care less about this online storage bs compared to party chat. i like to be able to communicate with my friends during games without random people throwing in their two scents. also party chat helps to avoid those outrageous arguing matches in lobbies. give me party chat so i never have to pay for live agan. if sony added party chat to ps+, it would sell like crazy (i pay for + now as it is).
"throwing in their two CENTS" - fixed lol. had to do that before a grammar nazi came after me.
the expression is COULDN'T CARE less not could care less. has the whole world gone mad?
eat your words haters PS3 is the future...wait the future is now yeah and doesn't portal 2 have cloud storage so yeah this is one step closer to psp2 and ps3 being husband and wife. play uncharted on your ps3 then save to cloud. go out and play uncharted by getting your saves from online then again and again
When is the Wedding? Because PSN and Steam they have a Matrimony already: http://www.youtube.com/watc...
i know but this has to do with the NGP like i said it means more than storage see my comment on #10
Sounds like STEAM, o wait steamworks arrives when Portal2 does.......3.60 in prep for Portal2 it is then.
that plus sub is looking better and better with each passing day
If this is Plus only I would love it. I am curious if they will delete ur saves from the "cloud" when your subscription ends. If you must have a constantly funded subscription..but thats stupid so I doubt Sony will do that
Not a big deal for me, I bought a 500GB HDD to store all the games from PS+. I have plenty of space left. What I'd rather have is an option to delete old saves in groups rather than one at a time. I have 200+ saves, I wish I could delete them all at once except I'd like to keep the most recent saves from each game.
you don't ge tit with the cloud you can play a game on ps3 then save to the cloud and go out with the NGP and use those same files and vice versa it mean more than storage you have to open your mind more
There are rumors that you'll be able to remote play with the PSP2, but it hasn't been confirmed. The thing is, if you're using the remote play option, you're streaming from your PS3 which means you'd be using the saves that are already on that system. I'm not saying it's a bad feature, it's just something I won't be making any use of since I won't be playing from multiple consoles.
So The Update Is coming When Portal 2 Comes out? When does Portal 2 Comes Out?
sounds cool, ps+ is paying for itself and getting more worth it by the day. I like the sound of cloud storage.
Man Sony must be doing great financially somewhere. They took huge losses from PS3, PSP isnt doing extremely well, PSP2 seems like Sony might lose a bit of money from each sell and PSN still isnt making a profit. The exclusives must bring in some bank because they have been taking some financial hits and keep adding more things which I have no problem with. Ive got PS+ so this feature will be a nice addition.
Sony is profitable on all 3 of its platforms, ps2 being the oldest and the most profitable. Ps3 is also profitable plus they bought the cell chip factory back from Toshiba for half of the price they sold it to them years ago. And technically all it takes is for their games to sell at least 2 million copies to get even, anything after that is profitability which they gain throwout time.
I can see myself subscribing if it turns out to be true. if only it was from a credible source...i can't trust anything from that garbage site.
I hope we can still save to flash drives as well.
wow awsome im getting more interested in ps+ now, entertainment has never been better
Sweet, glad I'm already a subscriber. But, why does this guy say its new? I guess new for ps3? Steam already does this with steamcloud. Am I wrong?